The effect of Tai Chi on functional mobility, balance and falls in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of systematic reviews


ARAS B., Seyyar G. K. , FİDAN Ö., ÇOLAK E.

Explore, vol.18, pp.402-410, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.explore.2021.12.002
  • Journal Name: Explore
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-410
  • Keywords: Balance, Fall, Functional mobility, Parkinson ?s disease, Postural stability, Tai Chi, MIND-BODY EXERCISES, PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALS, DISORDERS, STABILITY, MOVEMENT
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2021 Elsevier Inc.Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Tai Chi on functional mobility, balance and falls in Parkinson's disease. Materials and methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify the systematic reviews and meta-analyses up to the end of October 2021. 601 studies were identified, and 16 of them were included in our study. Results: According to our meta-analysis; there was a significant effect of Tai Chi on balance (SMD, −0.777 95% CI −0.921 to -0.633; p = 0.000), functional mobility (SMD, −0.719 95% CI −0.944 to -0.494; p = 0.000), and falls (SMD, −0.456 95% CI −0.668 to -0.245; p = 0.000) in PD. Conclusion: Our systematic review and meta-analysis found significant effects of Tai Chi on functional mobility, balance and falls in patients with PD.